A Jordanian decision to reopen the Jaber border crossing with Syria



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Jordan has decided to reopen the Jaber border crossing with Syria, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, according to official media.

This came according to what was announced by Jordanian Interior Minister Mazen Al-Faraya in a press statement issued by the ministry today, Monday, according to what it reported official news agency (Petra).

According to the statement, the Jordanian-Syrian border (Jaber border crossing) will be reopened, starting from Wednesday morning, “in accordance with the matrix of technical and logistical procedures for reopening this center to the movement of freight and travelers.”

The Jordanian Ministry of Interior explained that this decision comes with the aim of “revitalizing the trade and tourism movement between the two brotherly countries, taking into account the required security and health measures.”

She pointed out that the decision came under the directives of Prime Minister Bishr Al-Khasawneh during his inspection of the crossing on the eighth of this September.

On July 29, the Jordanian government announced Restart the crossing Normally, after about a year of his limited work against the background of measures to limit the outbreak of Corona.

However, only two days later, Amman returned and announced the temporary closure of the Jaber/Nassib crossing to the movement of people and goods as a result of the developments in the situation in the country. Daraa Governorate, Syria adjacent to the borders of the Kingdom.

The crossing has been closed more than once in recent years, as it was closed in April 2015 and reopened in mid-October 2018.

Once again, the Jordanian government closed the Jaber crossing in August 2020 against the background of the increasing number of infections with the Corona virus, and it was partially reopened again in the second quarter of this year.


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